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September 8, 2011
City of Norfolk to Host Healing and Remembrance Ceremony
on September 11th
NORFOLK – September 11th 2001 forever changed the fabric of our country.
To mark the 10th anniversary and offer residents a time for reflection, the City of Norfolk is hosting an all-day Healing and Remembrance Ceremony. Join us as we honor those who died, the heroes who responded and the military who continues the fight to this day.
This Sunday, beginning at 8:30am in Town Point Park, watch as a flag-filled procession of honor including law enforcement, veterans, community and military honor guards move towards the waterfront, lined with the U.S. military, first responder and maritime vessels and vehicles.
Four moments of silence will be interlaced with the names of the nearly three thousand people who died that day. Norfolk residents affected by the tragedy have volunteered their voices for the readings which will also include the names of the sailors who perished on the USS Cole.
Local choirs and the Tidewater Pipes and Drums will fill the park with music throughout the ceremony and members of the public will receive a flower to place at the circle of flags following the ceremony.
The public is invited throughout the day until sunset for personal reflection and enjoy the free Virginia Symphony Sunset Concert “America the Beautiful” at 7pm.
The event is free and open to the public; blankets and lawn chairs are permitted as no seating will be provided. Join area residents and honor the moment that changed America and one the City of Norfolk will never forget.